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/// 06.08. Lecture-Performance at 'Ya Festival' - infos soon - here on ///

/// 19.06. First 'Wind.Musik' Exploration starts on 19.06. 'ästhetisch-exploratives biking' - infos here on @wind.musik ///

/// 02.06. Article & Media published at Kultur- & Designmagazin 'POSTR' | 'Quantisiertes BLAU' - read & watch here ///

/// NEW (updated) | portrait interview in WDR 3 'Studio Neue Musik' ///

/// 15.02. | New slide compositions 120 - 126 on ///

/// 29.03. | Konnakol Deutschland Symposium in mit B.C. Manjunath ///


Here you will get insights into the work of Johannes Winkler as a media artist, composer, lecturer, researcher, concept developer and cultural ambassador. Essen, NRW

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///  credentials | prizes »

///  projects »

///  lectures »

///  cooperations »

///  commissioned work »

///  archive 1998-2021 »

///  skills | tools »

///  vita »

///  teaching »

///  contact | web »

///  works

Johannes Winkler * 1984, lives and works as a freelance media artist, composer and lecturer in Essen, Germany. His more recent work explores recursive relationships between 'counting and dreaming' and includes visual, auditory and conceptual works. Since 2017 he has been re-composing his wide-ranging oeuvre in audiovisual works and lectures - as artistic research in image / film, text and music.

///  credentials | prizes

///  screenings | lectures | concerts

Stadtmuseum Simeonstift Trier, Tamil Culture Fine Arts Academy Germany, Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut Tübingen, ZKM Karlsruhe, Fournos Center Athen, Musica Acoustica Peking, Pact Zollverein, Folkwang Udk Essen, C.A.R. - Contemporary Art Ruhr, Atelierfrankfurt, Landesmusikakademie NRW

///  prizes

winning soundart-piece at 'Karl Marx - wilde Lieder' international composition competition, 2018 Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, UK | Trier, GER 'tetralemmatic roses for a birthday' - with Elisabeth A. M. Kaiser (vocal performance)
First prize Supercollider-Code-Marathon, ZKM Karlsruhe, 2013 - (live-coding community)

///  projects

On Instagram, Johannes Winkler re-composes his oeuvre as audio-visual 'slide compositions'. Each post represents a multi-page work and is telling, documenting, anticipating - about the cybernetic everyday, metaphysics and aesthetics: people and art - people and numbers - people and nature - people and people.

See all 100+ compositions on Instagram:

In order to keep them alive, the 'slide compositions' are deconstructed again in different contexts: e.g. in lectures (see below) and on his second Instagram account @ deconstructed.stories ...

This graphic illustrates the entire process ("from digital bubble to empiric trouble" - and back ...)

///  lectures
///  lecture performances

In his lecture performances, J. Winkler creates events in the form of lectures and situations. The 'slide compositions' are rearranged / modified around a core theme (and re-integrated later). This generates open learning experiences / 'aesthetic learning contexts'.

examples (video-slides)

2021 - Pact Zollverein, Essen

residency guest-lecture: #SWIPING DIGITS - Integer ratios in music, images and slides - quick runthrough (!)

2018 - Tamil Culture Fine Arts Academy Germany

TETRALEMMA KLANG I - Workshop, tamil food, concept soundart, southindian counting-art

///  cooperations

/// Kaiser | Winkler (since 2009)

contralto opera-voice & conceptual electroacoustics
composition | performance | installation

Elisabeth Anna Maria Kaiser
contralto, composer-performer, concept

Johannes Winkler
composition, programming, concept


'Auferstehung Banana' (2019) - for contralto, elektronics and percussion (voice: E.A.M. Kaiser, composition: J. Winkler)

'Tetralemmatic Roses for a Birthday' (2018) - for contralto, roses and elektronics (voice-performance: E.A.M Kaiser / elektroakustic composition: J. Winkler)

'Vogel' (2013) for contralto and tape (composition: J. Winkler video/audio-programming)

'Random Graph' (2009) for 4 singers, video and live-elektronics (J. Winkler video/audio-programming)

/// Netzwerk (since 2018)

Advanced Carnatic-Rhythm Transfers: Researching & Teaching - Out of Germany, Essen

Infos, videos, team, backgrounds, course dates:

J. Winkler's motivation: backgrounds

Since 2018, our growing team of experienced southindian and german artists is teaching & researching advanced techniques of counting musical time-structures ('Konnakol' / 'carnatic rhythm'). Inspired also by Rafael Reina's PhD thesis (2014) about the application of special southindian-carnatic rhythm-techniques to the incorporation and creation of complex western (contemporary) music, we developed a course module-system with various contents specialized for typical needs of western musicians, composers, conductors, dancers and music-pedagogues aimed at students/professionals and step-by-step courses for beginners.
We are also working with time-relations between body, mind and software ('Digitus Manus - Digital Counting') and offer a docking station for language- and speech research (neuropsycholinguistics, speechtherapy).

Johannes Winkler - initiator / co-founder / docent / content-creator
Anushaant Nayinai Wijayan - master of mridangam, co-founder of 'Tamil Culture Fine Arts Academy Germany'
Magnus Dauner - jazzdrummer
Nagushaant Nayinai Wijayan - advisor/author
Stanko Coaching - therapymaterials

/// further (since 2020)


Research & Development of therapymaterials (Konnakol inspired) - with Anita Stanko (Gestaltpsychotherapist / Speechtherapist (staatl. anerkannt)):

Urbanolix Artobot

local art with Roland Scheel, Nevfel Cumart, Ernest Flatter and more:

///  commissioned work

J. Winkler is happy to receive inquiries by e-mail
please refer: contact

///  skills & tools

Depending on interest and needs, J. Winkler expands or reduces his tool selection: on a digital-, analog- or mindset level. There were phases in which he programmed with the latest software tools, as well as phases in which paper and pen helped better to realize ideas. In the meantime, the following core set has been established:

composition: Supercollider, Reaper DAW/VST, MaxMSP/8, Musescore, furthers | video: DaVinci Resolve, furthers | image: Photoshop, Adobe Suite, furthers | 3D: Blender, furthers | scripting/programming: FFMPEG, SCLang, HTML/CSS, furthers - VIM/gVIM, Visual Studio Code

semi-digital: tetralemmatic thinking, 'subjective autocollages' - an experimental-creative procedure, Pencils & a lot of clipboards

///  short vita

* 1984, lives and works as a freelance media artist and composer in Essen. His more recent work explores recursive relationships between 'counting and dreaming' and includes visual, auditory and conceptual works. Since 2017 he has been re-composing his wide-ranging work in lecture performances and audiovisual 'slide compositions' - as artistic research in images / films, text and music.

Awards: winning piece - international composition competition 'Karl Marx - wilde Lieder', 'Soundart' - 2018 Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, UK | Trier, GER 'tetralemmatic roses for a birthday' - with Elisabeth A. M. Kaiser (vocal performance) 1st prize Supercollider-Code-Marathon, ZKM Karlsruhe, 2013 - (live-coding community)

Screening / Performances / Lectures (2010-2021): Stadtmuseum Simeonstift Trier, ZKM Karlsruhe, Fournos-Center Athens, Pact Zollverein Essen, Musica-Acoustica Beijing, German-American Institute Tübingen, Tamil Culture Fine Arts Academy Germany, GNMR Ruhr, C.A.R. Contemporary Art Ruhr

study: composition, Folkwang Udk Essen (dipl.)
self-taught studies at home
TCFA Germany - Grade 4

///  teaching

J. Winkler also teaches privately (composition & sound art, classical piano, software, tetralemmatic creativity, Konnakol)
see: - reviews (german)

///  contact | web

for info, contact, booking, commissions:

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